Second batch of Ghanaians evacuated from Ukraine arrive, 8 of them sponsored their own voyage

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Second batch of Ghanaians made up of twenty four students in Ukraine have arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Friday March 4.

TV3’s Martin Asiedu-Darteh reported that 16 of them who were sponsored by the government came via Qatar airways with the remaining 8 who sponsored themselves arriving by Turkish airlines.

This brings to 41 the total number of Ghanaians evacuated from Ukraine so far since the Russian invasion began.

The first batch arrived in Accra on Tuesday March 1.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayokor Botchway had earlier indicated that over 220 Ghanaians living in Ukraine were expected to arrive in Ghana soon.

“I am pleased to inform you that, a good number, over 220 of our compatriots have exited Ukraine and should be with us in Ghana soon, and we are earnestly facilitating the safe return of a lot more.

“24 have arrived in Bucharest, Romania, and our officer on the ground is procuring tickets for them to leave tomorrow Monday en route to Accra,” she said at a press conference in Accra on Sunday.

 

Source : 3news.com

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